Category - Beach - Boardwalk

The original Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was built in the 1930s and it quickly became the focal point for the developing tourist destination. For many years, the Boardwalk was graced by US servicemen stationed nearby, by entrepreneurs whose imaginations were sparked by the boardwalk and the exciting Atlantic coastline, and by tourists who attended nearby dance halls, arcades, pavilions, restaurants, and attractions. The Bowery opened in 1944, and the Gay Dolphin gift shop opened in 1946, and no doubt their customers enjoyed a stroll on the iconic…

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us this week, here are some fun suggestions worth checking out: Monday, July 23, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. / Free to attend Monday nights are Kids Night in the oceanfront Plyler Park area, with tons of activities catered to younger members of the family. Attendees can expect everything from stilt walkers and…

Myrtle Beach Event Roundup, July 7-18, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:00 AM by Nora Battle

July is such a busy month for us here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our summer season is in full swing and that includes a number of fun activities and events being hosted almost every night! If you’re headed to see us in the next week or two, here are some suggestions for your evening itinerary: Saturday, July 7, 2018 Hot Summer Nights / 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. / Free to attend The Will Jackson Band will perform classic rock hits, as well as original music, in the newly renovated and oceanfront Plyler Park. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy all the…

Yesterday (June 21) marked the official start of summer! Hurray! We’re looking forward to many, many days of fun in the sun here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you’re headed to our shores in the coming months, here are a few tips to make sure your visit is as fun and safe as possible--whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out: Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat…

Myrtle Beach’s ‘Hot Summer Nights’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Nora Battle

Myrtle Beach’s popular ‘Hot Summer Nights’ event returns to Plyler Park on Monday, June 11, 2018. Through September 3, visitors will be able to catch different live entertainment acts and family-friendly activities every single night of the week. Aside from having oceanfront evening entertainment all summer long, our favorite thing about Hot Summer Nights is that it’s free to attend! From the costumed princesses and balloon artists to stilt-walkers and live bands, there is bound to be something for every member of the family to enjoy. Here’s a…

Condé Nast Traveler recently compiled a list of the 9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S . and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was at the top of the list. According to Condé Nast Traveler, “Though it’s one of the newer boardwalks in the country, built in 2010, it has quickly become a staple on the eastern seaboard. The 1.2-mile walkway is filled with everything you’d find on the historic ones—shops, rides, jugglers, and restaurants—with a bit more of a modern edge. Think Art Burger Sushi Bar over Nathan’s hot dogs.” “We’re not surprised the Myrtle Beach…

The Grand Strand is heating up this summer with FREE family-friendly events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park are transformed into a family-friendly entertainment zone. Best of all, the special “Hot Summer Nights” events are FREE! Brought to you by the Oceanfront Merchants Association, Hot Summer Nights! features live music, face-painting, balloon twisters, photos ops, fireworks and more for 6 nights a week through September 4 th . Monday Nights are for Kids Monday nights will be Kids Carnival Night…

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

We took to the beach last week in search of a few Myrtle Beach visitors willing to share their favorite Myrtle Beach memories with us. Not surprisingly, most of the folks we talked to were longtime repeat visitors to the Grand Strand. Also not surprisingly, several of the people that chatted with us talked to us about family memories created here. I loved hearing stories about multiple generations enjoying the sun, sand and water together and think you will, too. Enjoy!…

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect place to pick up a shelling hobby. With over 60-miles of uninterrupted shoreline, you can walk for miles and explore a variety of beaches in search of the perfect seashell. While even shelling enthusiasts admit that luck and chance have a large role in determining what shells one finds on the beach, there are a few things that can certainly increase your chances. Laura Rusinko, president of the Grand Strand Shell Club, shared these tips with us last week: Have the Right Equipment While all you…